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Geraldine LaPeer Norris service set

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Geraldine LaPeer Norris of Merrillville passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point. She was 86.

She is survived by children Linda Matson of Merrillville, Vicki Krolik (husband Rick) of Chesterton, Nancy Berkley of Hobart, Artie LaPeer (wife Gloria) of San Antonio, Texas, Suzan LaPeer of Merrillville, Jean LaPeer (Shelly) of Merrillvile, and Marie Berthold (Louis) of South Bend; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Ginney Reling (Ben) of Chesterton; brother Bill Wilson (Chris) of Munster; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the American Legion Fred Schmidt Post #20 in Crown Point and enjoyed crafts and cake decorating.

Funeral prayers will be said on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville followed by a funeral mass at St. Stephen Martyr Church, 5920 Waite St., Merrillville at 10 a.m. with Father Michael L. Maginot officiating. Services will conclude at the church with cremation to follow. Burial of cremains will take place at Island Memorial Park in Wealaco, Texas. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Geisen Funeral Home in Merrillville. A Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Associaton or to Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit the guest book section on the obituary page at


Posted 4/12/2010